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Ed Massey, Strategy Manager at Lion, on his recent experience running a Corporate Accelerator

January 14, 2018

Why have Lion commissioned the Unleashed accelerator? Essentially to try a new approach to growth. We know that growth is primarily happening on the edges of our categories and business model and we want to be a part of that. Primarily we see that its small, agile, tech-led businesses that are pushing new frontiers and…

10 ways to grow your business with an Accelerator

November 15, 2017

Accelerators are a unique ecosystem where opportunity meets aspiration and conviction. They provide mentorship, training, networking and investment to start-ups and serve as a launch pad for growth and scalability by imparting entrepreneurs with invaluable knowledge and fast tracking their learning experience. They also play a vital role as the interface and ambassador between entrepreneurial…

The Innovation Apocalypse

November 14, 2017

You don’t need to be a CEO to feel the change. It’s everywhere, it’s in every article you read, the people you talk to and somehow even sci-fi movies feel lest futuristic and more present day. From the catchphrases of blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, AI, AR, and VR, we are all racing on a technological hamster wheel…

How to get into a Corporate Accelerator

November 10, 2017

How to get into a Corporate Accelerator by Slingshot Co-Founder, Craig Lambert In early December we will be holding two full days of pitches for Startups to apply to the third year of our HCF Catalyst program. After running close to 10 of these events this year I often get asked “what are you guys…

Star4000 – Entrepreneurs, Startups & Innovation

August 26, 2016

Slingshot were thrilled to see The Australian cover our partnership with the University of Newcastle to launch the Star4000 course, highlighting Universities need to better equip students with the skills and experience to become entrepreneurs. Slingshot mentor and Lean Canvas Guru Ash Maurya, was also interviewed by Startup Daily about his involvement in the Star4000 program and teaching…

How to Solve Startup & Corporate Engagement Problems

August 22, 2016

By Andrew Campbell Why is it so hard to achieve innovative outcomes with Startups in a corporate environment? How do you bring a large corporate and a small Startup together to create value? When it comes to bridging the gap between large corporates and Startups, Slingshot are at the coalface. We’ve run corporate accelerator programs for…

Demystifying Corporate Innovation with David Thodey

August 19, 2016

When over 30 of Australia’s leading board influencers gather to discuss the opportunities of disruptive innovation in the corporate sector, it is bound to get the media’s attention. Journalists were keen to hear David Thodey’s opinions on the importance of CEO’s embracing technology to adapt to the digital economy.  In addition to this, Hungry Jacks Founder,…

Entrepreneurship Helps Students Prepare for the Future of Work

August 12, 2016

By Adam Van Dyck What Lies Ahead? When current students graduate they will enter a working world where employees under the age of 25 will change jobs every 2 years. The casualisation of Australia’s workforce will see a continued shift towards freelance contracting and workers will find themselves underemployed and unemployed for longer periods. Universities…

Slingshot appoints Karen Lawson as CEO

August 11, 2016

Tuesday 2nd August It was with great pleasure that Slingshot announced the appointment of Karen Lawson as the companies’ CEO.  A move that was celebrated by the Slingshot team, corporate companies, the startup community and media alike.   The announcement made headline news across mainstream and industry press: The Australian Business Insider Smart Company Women’s…

Why corporate influencers need to act on innovation tactics

August 8, 2016

Last week, Slingshot hosted Australia’s first independent board discussion around demystifying innovation. With 30 of Australia’s most well respected corporate Chairman and Directors, we heard from David Thodey, former Telstra boss and now Chairman of CSIRO and JobsNSW on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Some of the key themes suggested that agility, innovation…



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